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Specialist - Teacher-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Engineering Dean 10016256
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

The College of Engineering at Michigan State University (MSU) is excited to launch the new Bachelor of Science in Technology Engineering program.  This innovative new program is multidisciplinary, bringing together faculty in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering along with computer science.  The Technology Engineering program invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term Teaching Specialist in electronics and embedded systems, with an expected start date of May 1, 2024. This position is an academic year (9-month) appointment with anticipated additional duties for Summer 2024.  The appointment is a renewable three-year contract, contingent upon positive annual performance reviews and mutual agreement.

The selected candidate will develop and teach courses at the undergraduate level in circuits, electronics, embedded systems, sensors, and signal processing.  The College is actively seeking candidates who will set and achieve goals for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in their teaching and service efforts, working with students and industry leaders in engineering.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Minimum qualifications for this position include:

  1. a Master’s degree by position start date;
  2. strong communication skills;
  3. demonstrated experience in working directly with the application/ instruction of circuits, electronics, sensors, and/or controls; and
  4. ability to engage with undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and explain complex topics in an understandable way.

Desired Qualifications

Relevant professional licensing and/or certifications; experience with curriculum development; three or more years of industry experience; three or more years teaching undergraduate engineering or technology. Additional experience with hardware and software cybersecurity is a plus.

Required Application Materials

All candidates for the position must apply online at Applicants for this position should submit:

  1. a formal letter of interest including a summary of professional experience and skills as related to the position,
  2. a curriculum vitae,
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy,
  4. a description of how you will contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion goals, and
  5. the names and contact information for three professional references (letters are not initially required, but references will be approached for letters before the final interviews).

Special Instructions

For full consideration, applications should be received before February 26, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled.

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Department Statement

The new Technology Engineering Program in the College of Engineering at MSU is a collaboration of faculty, staff, students, and industry to develop programs which incorporate computer science and engineering principles and prepare students to succeed academically and professionally.  Courses in cybersecurity, embedded systems, automation, data science and computer hardware/software development, for example, utilize hands-on, real-world projects to integrate modern technologies with the foundational engineering mindset.  The Technology Engineering Program at MSU is student-centered in a welcoming and inclusive space.  The Bachelor of Science in Technology Engineering degree program is tentatively scheduled to enroll undergraduates in Fall 2024.

MSU enjoys a park-like campus with some outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is adjacent to the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 541,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education.  Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual-career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual-career support can be found at Information about WorkLife at MSU and the College of Engineering can be found at and

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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